During Acute Stress – our body’s fight and flight response – the body responds to immediate danger, and, when danger has passed, the body quickly returns to normal.
During Chronic Stress adrenals must work to maintain consistently high levels of epinephrine and cortisol (‘stress hormone) hormones.Remember, the body does not distinguish between ‘stressors’. Divorce, death of a loved one, food sensitivities, allergies, illness, physical trauma, over and under eating, surgery, delivery of a baby, insomnia, etc. – all of these cause the same long-term stress response.
Stress is leads to inflammation which, in turn, is the culprit for so many diseases: Cancer, Autoimmune Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, and many more. Stress and resulting chronically elevated cortisol levels must be addressed in order to achieve optimal health. We may not be able to remove all of life’s ‘stressors’, but we most certainly can
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